MATRIXSYNTH: Octave Cat analog synthesizer ambient drone

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Octave Cat analog synthesizer ambient drone

video upload by Jim Alfredson

"This past summer I acquired a non-functioning Octave Cat SRM monophonic analog synthesizer. It was only making slow clicks but the filter and noise circuitry worked. I spent about three weeks troubleshooting it with the help of some folks in the online synth community. Thankfully I was able to bring it back to life. I completely rebuilt the power supply, replaced about half the ICs, and all the capacitors. I also refurbished the Pratt Reed keybed and refinished the wood side panels.

It sounds amazing; like raw voltage surging through wires. This is a little clip I made just messing around. I'm looking forward to adding this little kitty to my music.

Reverb is the Reverb Foundry HD-Cart. Delay is u-he Colour Copy. A bit of FabFilter Pro-L2 on the output and that's it. Edited in DaVinci Resolve."

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